Microwave Lemon Curd – Barefeet within the Kitchen

Candy, tart, clean, and creamy, microwave lemon curd actually is feasible in simply minutes!

lemon curd in jar with wooden spoon on blue towel

Once I first noticed a recipe for microwave lemon curd, I’ll admit that I used to be skeptical. I am keen on lemon curd, however I’m such a slacker about making it. I by no means need to stand by the range and stir it for the requisite 15 minutes.

Having tried this now, I could by no means make lemon curd on the range once more. Microwave lemon curd actually works!

ingredients for lemon curd on cutting board with bowl

Microwave Lemon Curd

This recipe is SO easy, the toughest half is juicing the lemons. And should you’re fortunate sufficient to have a child who thinks juicing citrus is enjoyable, it’s a complete win. (Simply don’t inform them it’s work, okay?)

Whisk every part collectively, microwave for a minute, whisk once more, and repeat a few instances. Attempt to chorus from consuming the nice and cozy lemon curd because it cools.

Did I point out that lemon curd is a weak spot of mine? Consuming it with a spoon is exhibiting self-control on this home.

lemon juice poured into bowl

Straightforward Lemon Curd

  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • egg yolk
  • recent lemon juice
  • lemon zest
lemon curd ingredients in bowl on board

Straightforward Lemon Curd Recipe

Soften the butter in a small dish within the microwave. Whisk the sugar and eggs collectively in a medium dimension glass bowl. Add the lemon juice and zest, whisk once more. Slowly add the butter and whisk as soon as extra till clean.

Microwave at 50% POWER for 1 minute. Take away from the microwave and stir. Microwave for an extra minute at full energy and stir once more. Repeat the method, microwaving an extra 2-3 minutes and stirring after every minute.

straining warm lemon curd

Within the final minute of the cooking course of, it should visibly thicken and the curd will probably be thick sufficient to coat a spoon at this level. Take away from the microwave and pour by means of a high-quality strainer to take away any flecks of zest.

Pour into glass jars and canopy with lids. The curd will thicken from a pourable to a spoonable consistency because it cools. Retailer within the fridge for as much as 3 weeks.

strained lemon zest from curd

Find out how to Use Lemon Curd

Creamy Lemon Dip is a lightweight, summery candy deal with that’s excellent for sharing with pals. I made this dip for a pool occasion with pals some time again and it disappeared lightning-fast.

Recent peaches and raspberries are frivolously tossed with lemon curd after which baked till delicate to make this summer dessert. The fruit is nice and tart and unbelievably aromatic when it comes out of the oven. Topped with barely sweetened whipped cream, it’s a dream of a dessert.

lemon curd in jars

Dip these coconut scone cookies in lemon curd or plate just a few raspberry scone cookies earlier than spooning a little bit of curd over them.

Drizzle heat lemon curd over a slice of chilly, creamy Lemon Angel Pie or this Lemon Cheesecake. Or simply be like me and dip a spoon within the curd every time the craving strikes.

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Servings: 16 tablespoons OR 2 cups value

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  • Soften the butter in a small dish within the microwave. Whisk the sugar and eggs collectively in a medium dimension glass bowl. Add the lemon juice and zest, whisk once more. Slowly add the butter and whisk as soon as extra till clean.

  • Microwave at 50% POWER for 1 minute. Take away from the microwave and stir. Microwave for an extra minute at full energy and stir once more. Repeat the method, microwaving an extra 2-3 minutes and stirring after every minute.

  • Within the final minute of the cooking course of, it should visibly thicken and the curd will probably be thick sufficient to coat a spoon at this level. Take away from the microwave and pour by means of a high-quality strainer to take away any flecks of zest.

  • Pour into glass jars and canopy with lids. The curd will thicken from a pourable to a spoonable consistency because it cools. Retailer within the fridge for as much as 3 weeks.

Energy: 130kcal · Carbohydrates: 17g · Protein: 1g · Fats: 7g · Saturated Fats: 4g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.4g · Monounsaturated Fats: 2g · Trans Fats: 0.2g · Ldl cholesterol: 58mg · Sodium: 58mg · Potassium: 33mg · Fiber: 0.2g · Sugar: 16g · Vitamin A: 240IU · Vitamin C: 8mg · Calcium: 11mg · Iron: 0.2mg

initially printed 7/10/15 – recipe notes and pictures up to date 4/17/23

recipe gently tailored from and with because of allrecipes.com through Mom On Timeout

close up photo of lemon curd on wooden spoon

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